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I wish people didn't have to be negative

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Yesterday I was giving my friend a ride to school. We had agreed to go walking after uni together but I forgot my shoes, so I told her that I would have to skip this afternoon but would try and bring my shoes on Friday. She was asking questions about my shoes (I thought she was interested in getting new shoes) and she asked how much they cost. I'm not shy with money so I told her that they cost $240. OMG you should have heard the questions and comments on that one...

Thats very expensive
Who needs to spend that much on shoes?
Why did you pay that much?
What a rip off

Right. I told her that I was trying to get serious about running and I didn't want to take chances with my body so I got good quality shoes that fit and gave me the support I needed. More comments. Right. I told her that I was wanting to run a 5k in October so I needed good shoes and she needed to respect my choices (FFS they are only shoes!!!). Then under her breath she said...

Thats not that far.

Are you freakin kidding me? Really? I'm giving you a lift to school, after going out of my way to pick you up and said I'll walk with you twice a week so that you can be motivated and you thank me with that comment.

I went nuts. I went ballistic. How dare she discredit what I have been doing? I thought she was my friend but she obviouslty isn't. I told her that she was a witch with a B and they I didn't appriciate her comments. This is that same person who told me that I was unhealthy because I don't eat to a timetable.

Grrrrrr, I'm so mad at this person. She went on to say that I misunderstood and thats not what she said. Sorry sweetheart you can't backpedal your way out of this b****y comment because the girl sitting in the backseat heard everything. (This girl is constantly doing this, saying something and then when no one agrees or she gets called out says that isn't what she meant and she mis-spoke.)

I think she must be jeleous. Why else would she constantly be on at me about fitness stuff? I don't bring it up to just anyone (I'm still in the closet) so I, for some unknown reason, thought that she would be interested and supportive since I know that she is trying to work out and eat better too.

Her comments really hurt me. I started getting negative. I had just done an awesome work out and I started thinking that it wasn't good enough. I started thinking that I should skip classes and go on another run, really push myself. 5K? Thats not very far, I should be able to do that now! These thoughts are damaging and luckily my other (lovely, angel) friend snapped me out of it and brought me back otherwise I would have come home and ran until I passed out.

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BARCLE 9/1/2010 4:13PM

    Hiya, wow some people are just sooooo negative aren't they. I am glad you stood up for yourself and called her out on it. I bet she's noticed what you're doing and is feeling insecure about it - why she doesn't embrace the opportunity to work out with you and make a success of herself too is something we may never know. Some people like to talk the talk but not actually do the walk. 5k, 5 feet, 5 metres, 50k - who cares about the distance really - you're out there sparking it and that's awesome!!!

I wish shoes weren't so expensive but, you're right, gotta get the quality to help avoid injury. The only reason I haven't begun my running yet is I'm saving up to get my shoes - a long and frustrating process but I will get there in the end.

Have a super sparking day buddy emoticon

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AMLYST 9/1/2010 8:12AM

    Good for you for sticking up for yourself! Now is the time to be around supportive people, not people who are going to put you down. You're doing a great job and a 5K is an AWESOME accomplishment! Just think, first you do a 5K, then a 10K, then a half marathon . . . It will be never-ending. And then what will she say???? . . .

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J-ALEXIS 9/1/2010 7:14AM

    I hate when people say crap like that. I really am sorry. Your shoes were the right purchase!! You need to take care of your body. It is your biggest asset and most important thing in life.

Congrats for buying them and for your goal to run the 5K.

Warm smiles,


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DARACOX 8/31/2010 11:22PM

    Don't let her get to you! I know people like that (my mom) and they are all about making themselves look better by sabotaging others. You don't need to justify your choices to anyone else. It does sound like she's jealous and I would definitely distance yourself from that. It's hard enough to stick to a healthy lifestyle without negativity like that! emoticon

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ALY123GO 8/31/2010 10:03PM

    Sounds like you need to ditch the b**ch. This is an important lifestyle change you are making and you don't need dead weight dragging you down. Best of luck!

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BUD_44 8/31/2010 8:04PM

  I also wish people didn't have to be negative. They really bring you down. What I do is show them respect, say good morning, then get away from them as soon as possible. I won't let myself be around them.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/31/2010 7:58PM

    I should probably add that the shoes were $240NZD. I have noticed that things are 'double' the price here, so in USD they would have been just over $100. I'm a frugal shopper too but there are some things I can't afford to cut corners on especially because I have an ankle that was broken and not set for the correct ammount of time.

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WALKING_TALL 8/31/2010 7:52PM

  Wow. I'm sorry your friend was so negative. I'm a very frugal shopper myself (because I was brought up that way), so I can understand her initial shock at the price of your shoes. However, I do believe that some things are investments and are worth saving for. If a $240 pair of shoes is what you need to help you with your fitness goals, more power to you. She should have been more understanding and encouraging, whether or not she agreed with your shoe purchase. Good luck to you on your 5k. I hope it goes well.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This website is where I got my running plan from, just incase anyone else was wondering! I'm a uni student, referencing and acknowledging the source has been beaten into me


In tomorrows blog...duckling. Are ya hooked?

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BEANPOD77 8/31/2010 7:53AM

    Hi there..Just been catching up on your blogs..Sorry to hear about your struggles, but you are making the right decisions..You gotta look after your health first and foremost..! Glad to read you have had a better session! Bet your mom will appreciate you showing her Sparkpeople. Most people I have talked to about it are at least intrigued enough to give it a look see...
Thought I would let you know..( maybe Ive told you already? Sorry if I have :-)..I used ipod ( podcasts) that were free, from a website www.runningintoshape.com. There was a "coach" named Carli that I used ( her music was quite current). What I liked was that she taped her voice as well, so that you didnt need to use a watch..She would say "ready to start you run..okay, go"...stuff like that..
Each week is a different podcast, so you have to download 9 total..Anyway..just thought I would share..I know there are LOTS out there..itunes has lots of free ones too..
Any tool you use..you are OUT there getting it done! Good for you..Say hi to Mavis and Pearl for me. My buddies took me running last night..Did 2 sessions of running clinic but it was HOT ( 34C plus humidex=40C)...Water never tasted so good.
Hope you have a good rest of your week!!! emoticon

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Running - W2 D1 - Take two!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it.

I did it.

Did I mention that I did it?


I did my 5 2minute running intervals this morning. I had to get up at 5am to get it done before uni, but I got it done and it was awesome! I made sure I had my inhalers at regualar intervals last night and before bed. I took a hit (makes me sound like a druggie!) just before I got up too, as well as taking my inhaler with me on my run. My asthma was not completly under control but it was definatly better then yesterday!

My walking breaks were longer then a minute on several occasions for 3 reasons

1. I was still half asleep and I would suddenly realise that I should be running, look at my clock and see I'd been walking for 2-3 minutes
2. Bad timing with hills. Gentle slopes? Bring it on. Massive hills? No thanks!
3. I wanted to give myself enough recovery time so my breathing could get back to a normalish rate before running again.

But I did it and I'm proud of myself. My faith in running (and my ability to run) has been restored! Thanks to all the people who made me feel better about my tragic run yesterday, you really helped me to get out and try again!

2 more runs and I get new socks!

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MAGGIE805 8/30/2010 9:46PM

    Yay you!!! What a way to bounce back. It's such a great feeling. Thanks for the headstand tip. I'll have to try when I'm a little more confident. I'm kind of new to this yoga thing. :)
P.S.: Sorry to disappoint, I'm just a typical California semi-blonde. I try really hard not to act like one. ;)

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I'm upset about having to stop my run :(

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I went for my run. My asthma has been out of control for 2 days but I thought I would be OK. I wasn't. 1 minute into my run I was wheezing louder then my ipod and my breathing was getting shallow and difficult. I had to stop.

I'm upset that I couldn't do my run today, but I was starting to get dizzy from lack of air and I knew that stopping would be better then passing out. I was over dosing on my inhaler just to get through it. I considered continuing with just a walk but I was having trouble breathing just walking too, so I stopped completely.

I don't want to skip a run so I will try getting up early tomorrow (5am!) to go before school. Hopefully my asthma will be better by then!

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BARCLE 8/29/2010 10:46PM

    Oh I am sorry your asthma was so bad but am glad to hear you did the sensible thing and stopped. My only suggestion is perhaps try a gentle walk later on if your asthma permits. I know you want to keep it all going and it's frustrating but it's a health reason and not a lack of motivation - hope this helps emoticon

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Getting Mama on Sparkpeople

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I weighed myself today and I have lost. YAY! Finally. I'm now 82kg even.

I text my mum and boyfriend to tell them and my mum said that she is putting on weight and not happy about it. I told her that when she comes to see me next weekend I'll help her look at what she can do to loose weight. One of those things is going to be Sparkpeople. Currently she has very limited internet access, but when she moves in October she will have better internet, so she will be able to use Sparkpeople.

The problem with addressing this type of thing with my mum is that she is very sensitive. VERY. So tact, which is not my strong point, will be needed. I think I know (based on my last visit with her) what she needs to change to loose weight so hopefully I will be able to help her or at the very least get her on here and then the Sparkies can help. I want my mum to be around for a long while yet, but at the rate she is going I'm scared that she only has another 10-15 years left. This is something she wants so hopefully she will embrace the help and start making lifestyle changes that will help her live a healthier life!

In other news I'm about to lace up Pearl and Mavis for week 2 of running. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, the ipod is fully charged so hopefully it will be a good run/walk. 2 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking, repeat five times. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!

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MAGGIE805 8/29/2010 7:09PM

    Way to go with the weight loss. That's always a good feeling. I hear ya about the sensitivity issue. I had that with my sister and she wanted to change but every time I or my mom would bring it up she get very defensive with us. Last year, she got inspired for what ever reason to start losing the weight. I never asked her why, but I'm :) that she did. Have a great run! I sooo need to get back to doing that again.

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MRSBENNETT2 8/29/2010 7:03PM

    Good luck with your endeavors to help your Mum. :) I am in the same boat with mine and need to learn to be more tactful.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/29/2010 6:52PM

    I think you misread Sylivalynn. My mum wants to change and wants my help. She is not happy and if I can help her then I will, she is just very sensitive and if I give her suggestions she may get defensive. If I leave things as is she will resent me and my success which I don't want. She wants to make changes but doesn't know where to start

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SYLVIALYNN2 8/29/2010 6:50PM

    Oh and a favorite preacher often said folks are ready to listen to the answer until they are asking the question.

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SYLVIALYNN2 8/29/2010 6:49PM

    Just keep taking good care of yourself and let the results speak for themselves. Better than nagging. Attract more flies with honey.

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